Tuesday 11 December 2012

Review: Burn for Burn (Burn for Burn #1) by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

Author: Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
Pages: 368 Hardcover
Publication Date: September 18th 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Rating: 4 stars

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Revenge is a dish best served cold. Boys are just familiar with it. Girls know it. And that's why they do it better. Three girls, three stories, three revenge plans. One goal. Make the people who tortured and hurt them pay.
Lilia is overprotected as far as her sister is concerned and she won't let anybody hurt her.
Lilia is treated like a princess. She has money, popularity and friends. Anybody could think she has it all. But that's far from the truth. She wants a guy who is kind and cares about her. Thing is, she has him. But they are just friends and he will be the target of her revenge as well, because as cute as she seems, she can also be tough and sly.
Kat used to have friends and a best friend. Now she has herself and maybe a friend who happens to be a) a boy and b)one of her ex-best friend's closest friends. Tricky, right? But her revenge centers around a girl and in particular her ex best friend. She stayed in the shadows for too long, but now it's her time to shine. Because everybody deserves to have their moment.
And in the end we have Mary. A girl who had such a traumatic experience that she decided to leave her school and her old life behind and move forward. But in order to do so, she must face her demons or maybe one demon in particular. And he's a quite easy demon to find. The only thing she has to do is enroll in high school and just her luck; he's one of the first people to see. And the one who will pay for what he's done. Moreover Mary, apart from being a heart-broken and traumatized girl, she may have a secret talent she isn't even aware of. That's what the course of events leads us to believe throughout the book.

From the above, we can reach to the conclusion that these girls don't have anything that connects them. The truth is they have. They all live in the same island, go to the same school and pretty much know the same people.So when circumstances bring these three girls together, it's payback time. But not everything goes according to plan and people end up getting hurt.

Burn for burn, the first book in the Burn for Burn series is not a story of forgiveness. Who cares about forgiveness when revenge is so much more fun?


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